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AI’s 2nd evacuation flight with 250 Indians from Ukraine lands in Delhi

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The second evacuation flight, carrying 250 Indians from Ukraine, that took off from Bucharest in Romania landed at Delhi airport on Sunday. The Air India (AI)-192 special flight service successfully airlifted the Indian students under ‘Operation Ganga’ in New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport at 3 am.

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Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Union Minister of State For External Affairs V Muraleedharan welcomed the Indian nationals who were safely evacuated from Ukraine via Bucharest at Delhi airport.

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An Indian student who returned from Ukraine in the second evacuation flight said the situation was “very bad” at several places in Kyiv and its citizens have taken up arms to save their country.

“The situation is bad at many places in Ukraine, citizens have taken up arms to save their country. Stockpiling was began where I was staying,” a student who returned from Ukraine was quoted as saying by sources.

Another student who returned from Ukraine said, “Students are in panic but the situation was much better where we were staying (near the Romania border) in comparison to other areas of Ukraine.”
“Many students are staying in bunkers due to attacks against Ukraine. The situation is difficult. Thanks to govt that they evacuated us on time,” another student said.

Nearly 15,000 Indian students studying in various universities are still stranded in the war-torn Ukraine. Earlier, 219 Indians had arrived in New Delhi by the first Air India evacuation flight from Romania on Saturday evening.

Various help desks across different states have been set up for the Indian students outside the Indira Gandhi International airport so that the students from different states reach home, then state governments can provide the necessary help to the aggrieved students.

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